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  • Book review: 'Infinite Reality' by Jim Blascovich and Jeremy Bailenson

    Book review: 'Infinite Reality' by Jim Blascovich and Jeremy Bailenson
    Humanity may be in the process of being transformed by a virtual revolution, but as Jim Blascovich and Jeremy Bailenson tell it in their exhilarating book "Infinite Reality," virtual worlds are as old as human experience, whether one is thinking of the...
  • Classic Hollywood: Dean Martin does TV his way

    Classic Hollywood: Dean Martin does TV his way
    Dean Martin didn't have any interest in doing a weekly musical-variety series when NBC approached him in 1965. "In those days you were either a movie star or a TV star," said his daughter Deana Martin, who is also a singer. "He came home one night and...
  • Richard Zanuck dies at 77; Oscar-winning producer

    Richard Zanuck dies at 77; Oscar-winning producer
    One day in 1962, the Hollywood legend Darryl F. Zanuck turned to his 27-year-old son, Richard, seeking advice. Whom, the elder Zanuck asked, should he appoint head of production of 20th Century Fox, which had fallen on hard times and was losing...
  • Book review: 'Area 51'

    Book review: 'Area 51'
    It's ironic that a book that looks to pull back the curtain on decades of conspiracy theories about UFOs and Nevada's infamous Area 51 may, in the end, become best remembered for launching yet another conspiracy theory. The book is "Area 51: An...
  • Orson Welles' Chimes at Midnight playing at the Whitney Humanities Center in New Haven on April 5

    Orson Welles' Chimes at Midnight playing at the Whitney Humanities Center in New Haven on April 5
    Yale has been featuring a wide variety of Shakespeare-related events this spring, and Thursday the Whitney Humanities Center is screening a masterpiece: Orson Welles' Chimes at Midnight, adapted from the five Shakespeare plays that feature Sir John...
  • Krapp's Last Tape: Brian Dennehy recreates Samuel Beckett's classic monologue at New Haven's Long Wharf Theatre, through Dec. 18

    Krapp's Last Tape: Brian Dennehy recreates Samuel Beckett's classic monologue at New Haven's Long Wharf Theatre, through Dec. 18
    Krapp's Last Tape Through Dec. 18. Long Wharf Theatre Stage II, 222 Sargent Drive. (203) 787-4282, longwharf.org.   Krapp, the solo character in Samuel Beckett's Krapp's Last Tape, now playing at Long Wharf with Brian Dennehy recreating a role he has...
  • The greatest pitcher who never was

    The greatest pitcher who never was
    Joe Berton was the greatest pitcher to ever climb a mound. And today, Joe Berton, a retired schoolteacher who lives in Oak Park and is 57 and Ichabod Crane spindly and does not swivel heads anymore, is a footnote to sports history. No, that's not quite...
  • On Oscars: The best often don't win

     On Oscars: The best often don't win
    On Sunday, Hollywood celebrates itself and honors its own. All eyes (or most of them anyway) will be on the presentations of the Academy Awards. But do the Oscars always end up in the right hands? Opinions abound on this topic, and what follows is only...
  • PASSINGS: Leo Kirch, Roland Petit, Cal Montney, Lee Vines, Googie Withers, Frank Billerbeck

    PASSINGS: Leo Kirch, Roland Petit, Cal Montney, Lee Vines, Googie Withers, Frank Billerbeck
    Leo Kirch German media mogul Leo Kirch, 84, who turned his one-man film distribution company into Germany's second-biggest media business before losing control of it after a gamble on pay television, died Thursday in Munich. His family did not give...
  • Book review: 'Nicholas Ray' by Patrick McGilligan

    Book review: 'Nicholas Ray' by Patrick McGilligan
    Nicholas Ray faced a roomful of film students. They had come to learn from the director who'd made James Dean an icon in "Rebel Without a Cause" and a gunslinger of Joan Crawford in the distaff western "Johnny Guitar." Ray began a mock exercise in filming...
  • Orson Welles' former home in Sunset Strip area is for sale

    Orson Welles' former home in Sunset Strip area is for sale
    The former home of legendary director Orson Welles has come on the market in the Sunset Strip area at $1,285,000. The gated one-third-acre compound includes a Southern Colonial-style main house built in 1921, a guesthouse and a swimming pool. Crown...